Murder accused escapes from prison in Kathua

Kathua (JK): An undertrial, accused in a murder case, escaped from a jail in the Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Wednesday.

Suran Singh, who was lodged in Kathua jail in connection with murder of a villager, escaped from the prison early this morning, they said.

A manhunt has been launched to nab him, they said, adding that Singh escaped taking benifit of darkness and heavy rains during the wee hours this morning.